Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. RAM 1500
Choose from among six powertrains in Silverado 1500, including an available 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine, turbocharged for both ultra-high efficiency and a confidently powerful feel on the road. Choose RAM 1500, and you'll find only two engines to choose from, and there's no diesel option -- making Silverado the right choice for just about any application around North Charleston, SC.
Silverado 1500 WT, a lineup base model, builds in a 285-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6 backed by 305 pound-feet of torque. Step up to the midrange, and trims like Silverado 1500 LTZ offer an available 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 shelling 460 pound-feet. RAM 1500 might offer a similarly capable 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, but its torque rating is only 269 pound-feet, and the line's V8 alternative, a 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI, also falls behind, putting out only 410 pound-feet. The verdict: Silverado gets better acceleration where it matters and superior turning and pulling power where it counts.
The high-strength steel Durabed in Silverado 1500 makes more cargo volume available than its RAM counterpart in short box configurations -- up to 62.9 cubic feet, a boon for hauling everything from building materials to tools and outboard equipment to your Summerville job site. The RAM 1500 bed weighs in at only up to 61.5 cubic feet.
With many more active safety and driver-assistance features available than RAM 1500, Silverado 1500 delivers comprehensive protection and ultimate peace of mind.